Following on from yesterday’s post about Non-Functional Requirements vs Constraints, I think I’m a little clearer on this subject, but it appears that it’s not something you can define exactly. To an extent, it depends on the context of the project.
@greggrobertson5 put forward that Functional Requirements are the WHAT and Non-Functional Requirements are the HOW.
Following on from that, something like “must reuse existing hardware” is a NFR, but it is also a Constraint. Think of it as a Venn diagram where the circles for NFR and Constraint intersect, and items can fit into NFR or into C, or the intersection between them.
I also looked up NFR on Wikipedia (yeah, I know, the last resort of the clueless!) and was interested to see it stated “Other terms for non-functional requirements are ‘constraints’ “
I came across an ESXi server showing a “Host storage status” alert today. Now with ESXi the HP servers don’t unfortunately have the System Management Homepage that everyone is used to. On the ILO3 connection you can view the faulty … Continue reading →
I found a bunch of VMs recently which had an incorrect path to the VMDK files – they were still working as the VMDKs were in the VM’s home directory, and the hypervisor seems to check there if it can’t find them where the vmx file thinks they should be.
However, while they would run, things like VMotion wouldn’t work, so they needed correcting.
A bit of googling found this post which was a good starting point. A little rework later and I had the following code: